Journal Published Online: 01 June 1995
Volume 17, Issue 1

Determination of Slag and Pulverized Fuel Ash in Hardened Concrete—The Method of Last Resort Revisited



The paper briefly reviews the standard United Kingdom (UK) procedure for the determination of cement content of hardened concrete. It then points out the special problems that occur when attempting to determine the cement content and the amount of mineral admixture in concrete. The method described in this paper, originally devised by the Building Research Establishment, employs a total analysis of the concrete and control samples of the cement, aggregates, and mineral admixture. The method usually used is quantitative X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. The analytical results are examined by the application of a simultaneous equation mathematical approach to resolve the content of the individual components. Application of the method in a case history is used for illustration.

Author Information

Grantham, MG
MG Associates, Barnet, Herts, United Kingdom
Pages: 3
Price: $25.00
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Stock #: CCA10340J
ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10340J